UT Dallas' SACSCOC Project

SACSCOC Reaffirmation

The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) continues to participate as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (the Commission) and has developed this project website to share its latest review of the University's progress toward compliance with The Principles of Accreditation. "Accreditation by SACS Commission on Colleges signifies that the institution (1) has a mission appropriate to higher education, (2) has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and (3) maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees it offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives." [Principles of Accreditation, 2012, p. 1]

This website includes links to the current 2018 Reaffirmation Project, and to the previous projects, the 2014 Fifth-Year Interim Report, and the Reaffirmation Study for the period 1997-2007. Supporting documentation is referenced within the written text and at the end of each compliance certification. Documents containing sensitive information remain encrypted and require approved access; other documents are publicly available.

The 2017-2018 Reaffirmation Leadership Team

The web pages will include relevant materials for the 2018 Reaffirmation Project, including the meeting materials for the 2018 Leadership Team and the development of the Quality Enhancement Plan.

If you have any questions or need access to the encrypted and sensitive information, please contact Serenity King, Assistant Provost for Policy and Program Coordination and SACSCOC Liaison, by email, serenity.king@utdallas.edu or by phone, 972-883-6749.

Upcoming Reaffirmation Committee Meetings

Name Date
Mission, Governance, and Administration Committee September 2016
Financial and Physical Resources and Information Technology Committee September 26, 2016
Faculty Committee September 2016
Learning and Student Resources Committee September 15, 2016
Programs, Curriculum Instruction Committee August, 2016
Institutional Effectiveness Committee August 30, 2016
QEP Topic Selection Committee TBD
Steering Committee September 2016
Leadership Team September 2016

Discussions / Presentations Log

We have been giving SACSCOC updates on the 2018 reaffirmation process across campus.  Below, you will find a running log of the meetings we have attended so far.

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    Presenter(s) Committee / Meeting: Agenda Item(s) Date
    Serenity Rose King Academic Senate: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates August 17, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Academic Council: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates August 3, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Academic Council: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates June 1, 2016
    Dr. Kimberly Laird Staff Audit Meeting: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates May 19, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Academic Senate: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates May 18, 2016
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Jessica C. Murphy Committe on Educational Policy: UT Dallas' Reaffirmation Project Updates May 3, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Program Head Meeting: School of Arts and Humanities; School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication; School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences; and School of Interdisciplinary Studies April 21, 2016
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Inga Musselman Program Head Meeting: School of Arts and Humanities April 21, 2016
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Jessica C. Murphy Academic Senate: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates April 20, 2016
    Dr. Inga Musselman Deans’ Caucus: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates April 14, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Academic Council: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates April 6, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Program Head Meeting: Naveen Jindal School of Management April 1, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Program Head Meeting: School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics March 31, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Council for Undergraduate Education: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates March 29, 2016
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Inga Musselman Program Head Meeting: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences March 28, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Council on Graduate Education: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates March 24, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Academic Senate: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates March 23, 2016
    Dr. Inga Musselman Deans’ Caucus: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates March 17, 2016
    Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, Dr. Inga Musselman, and Serenity Rose King Program Head Meeting: Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science March 9, 2016
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Jessica Murphy Lunch and Learn Q&A: SACSCOC Accreditation (open session)

    Leadership Team members: Ryan Dorman, Josh Hammers, Dr. Kimberly Laird, Vy Trang, and Dr. Mary Jo Venetis
    March 3, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Academic Council: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates March 2, 2016
    Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, Dr. Inga Musselman, and Serenity Rose King SACSCOC President Dr. Belle Wheelan’s Campus Visit

    Also attended by members of 2018 UT Dallas Reaffirmation Leadership Team, Academic Council, President’s Cabinet, and Deans
    March 1, 2016
    Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, Dr. Inga Musselman, Dr. Calvin Jamison, Dr. Kimberly Laird, Dr. Murray Leaf, and Serenity Rose King SACSCOC President Dr. Belle Wheelan’s Campus Visit February 29, 2016
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Jessica C. Murphy Lunch and Learn Q&A: SACSCOC Accreditation for faculty in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication, and Management

    Leadership Team members: Ryan Dorman and Dr. Mary Jo Venetis
    February 24, 2016
    Dr. Inga Musselman Deans’ Caucus: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates February 18, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Academic Senate: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates February 17, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Lunch and Learn Q&A: SACSCOC Accreditation for faculty in Engineering and Computer Science and Natural Sciences and Mathematics

    Leadership Team members: Ryan Dorman, Dr. Joanna Gentsch, Dr. Inga Musselman, Vy Trang, and Dr. Mary Jo Venetis
    February 10, 2016
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Jessica C. Murphy Lunch and Learn Q&A: SACSCOC Accreditation for faculty in Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies

    Leadership Team members: Ryan Dorman, Dr. Clint Peinhardt, Dr. Nicole Leeper Piquero, Vy Trang, and Dr. Mary Jo Venetis
    February 5, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Academic Council: UT Dallas’ Reaffirmation Project Updates February 3, 2016
    Dr. Inga Musselman Remarks about Reaffirmation and QEP made at Dr. George Gopen's "Writing from the Reader's Perspective" Lecture, hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Committee on Effective Teaching and sponsored by the Office of the Provost. January 29, 2016
    Dr. Inga Musselman Remarks about Reaffirmation and QEP made at Dr. George Gopen's "Writing from the Reader's Perspective" Lecture, hosted by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Committee on Effective Teaching and sponsored by the Office of the Provost. January 28, 2016
    Dr. Inga Musselman Deans’ Caucus: SACSCOC updates January 21, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Academic Senate: SACSCOC updates January 20, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Council on Graduate Education: SACSCOC updates January 14, 2016
    Serenity Rose King Committee on Educational Policy: SACSCOC Updates January 5, 2016
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Jessica C. Murphy Staff Council: SACSCOC Reaffirmation Report December 2, 2015
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Jessica C. Murphy Academic Senate: SACSCOC Reaffirmation Report and Assessment Committee Charge (Approved) November 18, 2015
    Serenity Rose King and Dr. Jessica C. Murphy Academic Council: SACSCOC Reaffirmation Report and Assessment Committee Charge November 4, 2015
    Serenity Rose King Academic Council: Assessment Committee Charge and Formation Recommendation October 7, 2015
    Serenity Rose King Academic Senate: SACSCOC Recommendations August 19, 2015
    Serenity Rose King Academic Council: SACSCOC Recommendations August 5, 2015